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Cuba! While The Politicians Argued, The Musicians Jammed!

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Tiny Desk, Huge Enthusiasm: Latin Music On Our Small Stage

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Alt.Latino: Late-Summer Jams And A Viral Video From Bomba Estereo

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Willie Bobo: An Appreciation And A New Album

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Alt.Latino Pays Tribute To Juan Gabriel

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'There Are No Rules': Fea Talks Latina Punk

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Make Your Own Latin Music Scene

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The 2016 Olympic and Paralympic mascots are named for iconic Brazilian musicians: Vincius (for Vincius de Moraes) and Tom (for Antonio Carlos "Tom" Jobim), respectively. Yasuyochi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As The Rio Olympics Get Underway, Alt.Latino Shares Its Love For Brazilian Music

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Alt.Latino Picks Cool Songs For Beating The Midsummer Heat

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Las Mostras: Fierce Women Of Latin Music

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Three Cities, Four Festivals, One Alt.Latino Weekend

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Guest DJ Agustín Lira

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Carrie Rodriguez's Lola is one of Alt.Latino's favorite albums of the year so far. Sarah Wilson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Alt.Latino Picks The Best Of 2016 (So Far)

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The tragedy in Orlando compels us to consider and celebrate spaces of gay Latin pride — especially the dance floor. Monika Graff/Getty Images hide caption

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'I Feel Like I'm Free When I'm Dancing There': Love And Pride On The Dance Floor

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The Honduran-Canadian Singer And The Swedish Band: An Alt.Latino Love Story

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You're likely to come across these sombreros vueltiaos on your Colombian tour — the hat is a national symbol. Luiz Barucke/Flickr hide caption

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A Guided Tour Of Colombian Music, From The Mountains To The Coasts

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Come along for the ride as Alt.Latino finds Latin Alternative music far from the usual big cities. Neil McCrae/Flickr hide caption

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We Are Everywhere: Latin Alternative Music In Unlikely Places

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Thelma & Luis: An Alt.Latino Road Trip With Attitude

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José Martinez's mariachi opera Cruzar La Cara De La Luna premiered at the Houston Grand Opera in 2010. Felix Sanchez/Houston Grand Opera hide caption

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Alt.Latino Goes Classical: Orchestral Music From Latin America

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Guest DJ Junot Diaz: 'It Takes Guts To Be Alive'

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Branko mixes classic sounds with new sensibilities in his remix of "Herencia African." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Remixing Classics: Fania Opens Its Vaults

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6 Young Music Producers Who Shape Latino Identity With Sound

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